A prayer for those in government
Father, we pray you would grant those whom You have ordained to govern us wisdom and integrity.
Give them a restraining fear of You to keep them from abusing authority, and give them the knowledge that they stand under Your final judgment.
We ask that You would use them to contribute to the advancement of a society that is pleasing to You.
May they restrain wickedness and vice, promote justice and virtue, and remove every obstacle to the preaching of the gospel and divine worship, so that the Word of God may have free course, the kingdom of Christ may progress, and every anti-Christian power may be resisted.
Dear Father, who sends rain upon the just and the unjust alike, give to us also, we pray, such humility of conduct and faithfulness in our worldly callings, that we may contribute to the good of our neighbors and live peaceable lives in all godliness and honor.